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Broward County > Human Services > Civil Citation > Program Advantages

The main advantage of the Civil Citation Program is the first time offender will have no arrest record.

Other advantages include:

  • Immediate intervention
  • Increases public safety by reducing juvenile crime
  • “Payback” the community through community service hours
  • Saves tax dollars
  • Second chance for offenders
  • Swift consequences
  • Youth held accountable for their actions
  • Engages parents/guardians and providers treatment and referrals for the youth and their family, if necessary

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